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Playdate Reservations

"Water, sky and me" in the Family Gallery is open for reserved playdates on Friday and Saturday.

The Family Gallery, featuring the Water, sky and me exhibition with Stina Wirsén's colorful artwork, is open by reservation only for households and learning pods who want to explore and play in an imaginative world. Reservations create a safe, physically distant and sanitized space for families to gather together. Please see registration instructions below. 

When are playdates?
Reservations available at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Who can reserve a playdate?  
A group of one household or one learning pod may reserve a playdate for up to 10 individuals. Groups who arrive with more than 10 will be offered a refund and asked to reschedule. 

How do I reserve a playdate? 
Reservations are made online using the calendar below, or by phone. If you call, please call 612-871-4907, ext. 0 during open museum hours (10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursdays - Sundays) 

Your group can explore the museum before or after your time in the Family Gallery. Please do not purchase museum admission online or ahead of time – make sure to call and request a Playdate in the Family Gallery. ASI staff members will take payment by phone when you reserve your playdate. Same-day spots may be available, but please call ahead in check.  


  • $15 per Family or Learning Pod
  • Free for Member family or Member Learning Pod
  • Museum admission is included with your playdate
  • Maximum 10 people allowed in one group. 

What can I expect during my playdate? 
Your group will have exclusive access to the Family Gallery for 1 hour (50 minutes to play, 10 minutes to transition.) Please check-in at the front desk so you can pick up your group's play bag. The bags include sanitized blocks, magnetized tiles, a board book and more! This is your group's unique play bag which you will need to return to the front desk when your playdate ends.

Reserve Your Time
Use the arrows to select a date. Currently only available Fridays - Sunday.
Click on the time your group would like to attend and be taken to the payment page.